Position title
Activity Support Coordinator
Description

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £10.73-£10.90 per hour

Hours:  Monday to Friday, 9.00 am until 5.00 pm

Sector: Specialist Support Services

Location: Ammanford and Swansea

 

Job Purpose

We are looking for an Activity Support Coordinator to work as part of our Specialist Residential Support Services team, reporting to the Active Support Lead. As an Activity Support Coordinator, you will create an activity-based culture, which will see you use your passion and creative skills to assist in developing, delivering and coordinating programmes focused on social, recreational and leisure activities. You will be supporting adults with learning disabilities and complex needs within a bespoke residential environment, and out in the community providing a high standard of care and support.

Being an Activity Support Coordinator is so much more than just organising activities. It's enabling individuals to do something they couldn't do before. It's what delivering great care should feel like. This is an immensely rewarding role that promotes socialising and enhances wellbeing, playing a major part in the people we support engagement and happiness.

Role and Responsibilities
  • To work alongside the Senior Activity Coordinator and to help to maintain and implement an effective activity structure for the service.
  • To assist in planning a daily timetable of activities for the people supported within the service.
  • To work in conjunction with relevant colleagues to develop and deliver bespoke vocational, learning and recreational programmes to meet individuals' identified outcomes and goals.
  • To be responsible for creating 1-1 rapports with the people we support, to help evolve and shape the activities to increase engagement.
  • To plan and implement activities around their interests, having a strong emphasis on their individual needs to support their individual care plans.
  • To take into account emotional, psychological, physical and behavioural needs when planning and offering activities.
  • To contribute to reviews and other professional and team meetings, ensuring accurate record keeping of individual progress.
  • To identify, organise and co-ordinate a range of activities to meet the goals, aspirations and personal interests of the people supported.
  • To develop links with community-based resources to support individuals to engage in local activities.
  • To prepare, risk assess and implement a range of activities, and will contribute to gathering assessment information, where you will record facilitated sessions.
  • To ensure the provision of staff, space and materials for all activities.
  • To understand and support individuals to lead a good quality of life whilst achieving positive outcomes along the way.
  • To ensure the equality of opportunity for all individuals with regards to educational, cultural, leisure and social opportunities.
  • To establish the most appropriate methods and resources needed for meeting the activity needs of the individual.
  • To regularly review and modify the activity programme, taking into account individuals changing needs and abilities to ensure variety and appropriateness.
Job Competencies

Essential:

  • You will be caring and compassionate towards people in need of care and support.
  • You are an excellent role model who knows what good care looks like.
  • You are highly organised, with a positive attitude.
  • You will have the ability to work as part of a team and individually.
  • You are positive in your approach to working with challenging behaviours.
  • You will have experience in planning, resourcing and facilitating activities.
  • You are a strong communicator, who is extremely motivated and has the ability to cope in challenging situations.
  • You will have a sense of fun, creativity, and the ability to encourage and motivate others.
  • You will be the sort of person who likes to get to know people so that activities can be personalised. Parts of this role will be challenging so it is vital that you are patient and kind.
  • You will demonstrate the ability to confidently and professionally present activity reports or attend meetings with external professionals.
  • You must be flexible and be able to adapt to the individual needs of the people we support.

Desirable:

  • Experience of working with adults with a learning disability, Autism and/or challenging behaviours.
Our People

Our employees are a diverse, inclusive and a talented team of individuals, striving to make a difference through their everyday work. Working for M&D Care means you’ll get the opportunity to work with amazing people and help to enhance and fulfil the lives of the people we support.

We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate, and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect.

Employment Type
Full-time
Duration of employment
Permanent
Industry
Health Care
Job Location
Carmarthenshire, Swansea
Working Hours
37.5 per week
Base Salary
£10.73-£10.90 Per hour
Date posted
7th January 2022
Valid through
31st January 2022
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